Elaine M. Pike, Janesville, WI (1938-2014)
December 17, 1938 - July 12, 2014
Elaine M. Pike, age 75, of Janesville, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on Dec. 17, 1938, in Chicago, IL. Elaine married Barry N. Pike in 1957, and together they had five children. Elaine worked for many years at UW-Whitewater Food Service Department preparing meals for the students. Prior, she was a long time entrepreneur culminating in Rio d'Oro jewelry stores, including one in the Janesville Mall. She was an avid crafter and collector including doll house miniatures and figurines. Elaine was a very caring, loving, and nurturing mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Elaine is survived by four children: Barry (Carol) Pike, Jr. of Spanaway, WA, Bryan Pike of Janesville, Jeff (Oi Ling) Pike of Aiken, SC, and Pike of Whitewater, WI; three grandchildren who she truly adored: Barry (Jennifer) Pike III, Keith Pike and James Pike; one brother, Mark (Darlene) Turner of Benton, IL; and her longtime companion, Fredrick "Fritz" Grahler of Janesville, WI. She was predeceased by her son, Jack.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 1 until 4 PM at the WHITCOMB - LYNCH FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014, at MEMORY GARDENS CEMETERY CHAPEL in Arlington Heights, IL, with a visitation beginning at 1 PM until the time of the service at the cemetery.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444